Leon, Pret a Manger and Eat are among a number of operators interested in acquiring sites formerly operated by Benjys, the sandwich chain, which fell into administration for the second time last month. KPMG, which has been appointed to sell five of the 46 former Benjys sites, told M&C Report that Leon and Pret a Manger were amongst a number of parties to have expressed an interest in the outlets they were handling. The remainder of the sandwich chain’s estate has been placed back in the hands of Deloitte, who first took the company into administration last July after debts rose to an estimated £30m. It is believed that Eat is in talks to acquire up to 12 of these sites, which are mostly based in London. Benjys was placed into administration for the second time in eight months in January, after Hamilton Bradshaw, which acquired the business last July, admitted defeat in its attempts to turn the troubled group around. It is thought that the company was placed in administration after failing to pay rent for over a month.